Our good friends represent a big chunk of our overall happiness, and sometimes they take up a lot of our time. Our great friends stick around through thick and thin, and bring out the best in us. Since these people are going to be spending so much time in our lives, it makes sense to want friends that are actually good for you.
While there are multiple factors influencing your compatibility with your friends, many of the same principles that apply to zodiacal romance compatibility will also affect your relationship with your friends, too.
Is your best friend complementing your destiny – or just your social life?
Most signs will get along best with someone whose sign falls under the same element as theirs (although not necessarily the same sign). If your current best friend doesn’t measure with your star signs, consider comparing your moon sign instead – sometimes that’s just as important!
Women born under the Ram are often energetic and confident, and may choose to engage in adventurous activities like rock climbing or scuba diving. She needs a best friend who can keep up with her energy, while helping to keep her grounded.
Additionally, Aries woman can be quick-tempered, so she needs a bestie who lets her vent her frustrations instead of acting on them. She may be impatient, so it’s important that her best friend is confident enough to keep her in check.
Best Friends: Leo, Sagittarius
Since Aries is a fire sign, it makes sense that this woman would get along best with another fire sign. Leos are open-minded but just a little bossy, which leads well to the control that Aries needs. Sagittarius women, on the other hand, are straightforward and honest (which means they will call Aries on her crap), but they may be irresponsible – which means they are less likely to try and diffuse a heated situation between Aries and an adversary.
Good Friends: Gemini, Aquarius
Aries women are highly compatible with the air signs, Gemini and Aquarius, as well. Gemini in particular is very intelligent and good at handling a changing situation, although our Aries may not be so willing to hand over control as she would with a Leo. Aquarius is also a good friend because her loyalty will help keep Aries in the moment, instead of allowing her to act on her impulses.
Taurus women tend to be determined and self-motivated, usually being a very reliable friend. They may venture into the territory of stubbornness and self-indulgence, so they work best with friends who will either convince them to try new things, or one who will allow Taurus to keep control over the situation.
Best Friends: Capricorn, Virgo
Taurus, being an earth sign, gets along best with fellow earth signs Capricorn and Virgo. Practical Capricorn is just as dedicated as Taurus, so she’ll understand the drive to succeed. Virgo shares Taurus’s reliability, and the two work well, knowing that they can count on each other.
Good Friends: Pisces, Cancer
More than just similar goals and values, Taurus needs friends who are supportive of their own ambitions. Pisces is a sensitive and creative sign, which means that she will help Taurus remember she’s allowed to feel. Cancer’s own sensitivity will remind Taurus that other people’s feelings matter, too (even if she sometimes forgets).
Gemini women are highly adaptable, and do well with most friends, although they can occasionally be superficial. Gemini loves to talk, so her best friend will probably be someone who lets her. She may be nervous shy, so she needs a best friend who helps calm her and put her mind at ease.
Best Friends: Aquarius, Libra
Since Geminis like to talk and share ideas, they need a best friend who is friendly and easygoing. Fellow air sign Aquarius is known as the friendliest sign, so she will encourage her Gemini bestie to break out of her shyness. Libra women is known as the diplomatic sign, which means that she won’t hesitate to let Gemini know when she’s being unfair.
Good Friends: Leo, Aries
When Gemini starts to give into her pride, Leo will convince her that she really is the sh*t, which of course helps to set all her nervousness at ease. Aries will inspire her Gemini friend by just being bolder herself – Gemini loves to mirror the energy of others, and she can feed off of Aries’s confidence.
Cancer women are the lovers of the zodiac – they fall in love easily, and deeply. They can be clingy and emotional, so they need a best friend who will help them to let go. Additionally, they need someone loyal – once they decide they like someone, they need to know that they’re going to stick around.
Best Friends: Pisces, Scorpio
Since Cancers are so emotional, they need a sensitive and understanding water sign to keep them calmed down. BFF Pisces is highly compassionate, which means she’ll be the first one at Cancer’s door with a tub of ice cream. Scorpio isn’t great at fixing problems, but she understands that painful, obsessive love just as well as you do, and will happily dish the dirt with you.
Good Friends: Taurus, Virgo
Patient, practical Taurus is the friend who will help Cancer get back on track after heart break. This is the friend who says “I know you’re hurting, but it’s time to move forward.” Analytical Virgo, on the other hand, is the one who will help Cancer find out what went wrong so it doesn’t happen with the next relationship, too.
Leo is a bold and creative woman who loves deeply. A natural born leader, almost to a fault, she may be unwilling to accommodate someone else’s authority. Her best friend should be someone who goes with the flow and lets her lead the way.
Best Friends: Aries, Sagittarius
Fire signs tend to gravitate toward other fire signs, so Leo has a strong connection with Aries and Sagittarius women. Aries, in particular, shares in Leo’s confidence, which allows them to take on new challenges together with ease. Sagittarius, on the other hand, is inclined to be optimistic and intelligent, which means that they will help improve Leo’s plans for even greater success.
Good Friends: Gemini, Libra
Gemini women, being easy-going, will often let Leo take the lead. They tend to be nervous, so they’re less likely to suggest an alternative, but they are adaptable and can easily find ways to improve Leo’s idea to make it better for everyone. Libra women appeal to Leo’s sense of control by easily being convinced to follow along with the plans already in place.
Virgo women are shy, but highly intelligent. They can often analyze a problem to find the best possible solution. However, they tend to be perfectionists, which means they will need a best friend dedicated to the same level of perfection, or at the very least, one who is disciplined and careful.
Best Friends: Taurus, Capricorn
Earth sign Virgo needs another earth sign to help balance out her strengths. Practical Taurus reminds her when she’s being unreasonable, and careful Capricorn helps by letting her know when her demands are too high.
Good Friends: Cancer, Scorpio
Cancers, being emotional and cautious, can teach Virgo to be more sensitive when delivering criticism (although it might take some tears for the message to sink in). Scorpio women have very magnetic personalities and can help their Virgo besties to break out of their shells.
Libra is very charming and diplomatic. She often finds the perfect compromise between two situations, and she rarely fights – she has a deep insight into the other person’s point of view. Since she can also be gullible and indecisive, she will need a friend who can help her choose the smart decision, not just the one that looks the best.
Best Friends: Gemini, Aquarius
Libra is an air sign that needs to be friends with another earth sign. Her best friend Gemini can help her make a logical choice between two seemingly equal options, while Aquarius is loyal enough to support her in whatever she decides.
Good Friends: Leo, Sagittarius
In situations where Libra is completely stuck between two options, Leo’s just bossy enough to push her one way or the other. Sagittarius is honest and intelligent, so she has no problem letting Libra know if she’s making the wrong choice.
Scorpios are known for giving 110% into everything they do. They are the most passionate sign, and they always give their all, and they expect others to, as well. They may get a bit jealous and obsessive, and they can hold a grudge for a really long time – so friends who lack loyalty need not apply.
Best Friends: Cancer, Pisces
Scorpio, as a water sign, is most compatible with the Crab and the Fish. Cancer women are committed and loving, so her and Scorpio are going to be besties for life. Pisces is highly intuitive, so they know what stuff to not do to their Scorpio best friend – and if they do actually do something to hurt Scorpio, they’ll make sure she never finds out about it.
Good Friends: Virgo, Capricorn
Virgos are very reliable, so Scorpio knows she can count on her Virgo friends. She also knows that Capricorn will think everything through before she makes a move, so she isn’t likely to incur the dreaded Scorpio Grudge.
Sagittarius is an honest, open woman who needs friends who can claim the same. They are very smart and friendly, although they may blindly follow their friends into dangerous or irresponsible situations. They need a friend who will not use their optimism against them or betray their trust.
Best Friends: Aries, Leo
Fire sign Sagittarius resonates well with fellow fire signs Aries and Leo. Confident Aries will make sure to lead Sagittarius in the right direction. Leo is very loving, and although she might be a bit brassy, it always comes from a good place.
Good Friends: Libra, Aquarius
Libra, being the fairest of the signs, would never intentionally bring harm to her Sagittarius friends. She knows that trust is one of the fundamental pieces of a great friendship, and being gullible herself, wouldn’t do that to her friends. Aquarius women are always loyal and honest, so they are reassuring for Sagittarius to be around.
Capricorns are disciplined and careful, calculating the risks before taking any action. They need a best friend who is patient and compassionate. She might be unwilling to change her ways, and she may also struggle with pessimism, so she needs a friend that shows her it’s not so bad.
Best Friends: Taurus, Virgo
Earth signs, by nature, are loyal and dependable, so naturally Capricorns get along well with both Taurus and Virgo. Taurus is more than happy waiting for Capricorn to finish sorting through the details in order to make a smart decision. Virgo will be right there next to Capricorn sorting through all the details a second and third time.
Good Friends: Scorpio, Pisces
Scorpio women are charismatic and known for jumping into things head first. As long as Capricorn doesn’t do anything to hurt Scorpio’s feelings, their friendship will last a lifetime. Pisces, on the other hand, is more forgiving of Capricorn’s flaws, due to her compassionate nature.
Aquarius women are highly creative and intelligent, relying on logic and imagination to help solve their problems. They are very independent and choose to keep friends who complement them, rather than just existing near them – in fact, they can often be a bit detached, so it’s best that they keep friends who can understand that.
Best Friends: Gemini, Libra
As an air sign, Aquarius is likely to be most compatible with fellow earth signs. Her Gemini best friend is adaptable, so they can go long periods without talking and still be best friends. Libra understands that Aquarius probably knows what’s best for herself, so she won’t step in to handle problems unless she’s invited.
Good Friends: Aries, Sagittarius
Aries is confident enough in her friendship with Aquarius that she doesn’t need to be constantly reassured that they’re still friends. Sagittarius can use her high intelligence to help Aquarius find another solution, when absolutely necessary.
Pisces are sympathetic and optimistic, and they need friends who don’t take advantage of their trusting nature. They do best in environments that rely on their imagination, so Pisces is great at staying friends across long distance – she can vividly picture the events that go on in the conversation.
Best Friends: Cancer, Scorpio
Since Pisces is a water sign, she will get along best with other water signs. Cancer, in particular, is a lover, which means that she will share Pisces’s compassion – something that most people deny her. Scorpio women will be dedicated and bubbly, which inspires Pisces to exercise her creativity.
Good Friends: Taurus, Capricorn
Taurus might be a bit on the greedy side, but she helps to remind the self-sacrificing Pisces that she needs to think of herself, too. Capricorn will complement Pisces’s blind optimism with a glimpse into the negative side of things, and the two can help each other find balance